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Click here to order this book:
A case study of print and electronic patron
driven acquisitions at UCD Library

Academic & ...
What we will cover
• What is PDA?
• Why we chose to use PDA?
• How PDA worked in UCD
• Which subjects spent the most money...
http://www.swets.com/sites/default/files/blog/multiple-bodicons-in-speech-bubble-crowdsourcing-120235078-converted.gif
Why PDA in UCD?
• Research shows higher usage of PDA
purchases
• Many previous library purchases had low
usage levels

• U...
How did it work ?
• National Tender & Framework agreement –
18th October 2012
• Proceeded with Ingram Coutts as supplier –...
E-PDA item in the catalogue – 1st click
What next?
Users search the catalogue and click
on the item
E-PDA item in the catalogue – 2nd click
e-Books
They see this screen
Passing here is one view which last 24
hours
Passing ...
Print PDA items in the catalogue
PDA in UCD - Stats
• Records Uploaded: 35,167 (Print) 19,337 (E)
• Total Spend: €216,000

• Total Orders: 2,172
• E–PDA Or...
E-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only)

Law
5%

Education
5%

GPEP
4%

Business

Business
14%

Politics
Philosophy
English,...
Print-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only)

Psychology
4%
Architecture
5%

English, Drama & Film
10%

Art History 5%

Engli...
A comparison of print PDA orders in
and out of term
• Print orders
• 27th June - First day of launch – 6 orders
• 4th July...
Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA E-Book Titles
9507
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4000

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1413

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3.27

8.43
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Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA Print Book Titles

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Firm Orders

1.04

Reading Lists

1.32

Print PDA

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Challenges of PDA in UCD
• Communication and marketing
• Volume & timing
• Disruption to departmental workflow
• Over 300 ...
What worked well?
• Subject profiling – Little, if any, inferior
material ordered
• The money got spent very quickly
• Hug...
Next steps
• We will continue with PDA (E & Print)
• Made slight amendments to subject profiles
• Re-launch PDA in March 2...
Thank you
Eoin.McCarney@ucd.ie
01-7167575
@eoinmc73
Mark.Tynan@ucd.ie
01-7167165
@MarkTynan1
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  • E-books launched 7 weeks before print. 7 of the top 10 schools feature in both print and e-PDA. GPEP, Education & Philosophy feature in the top 10 e-PDA but not in print.
  • Sociology, Art History and Architecture feature in the top 10 print but not in e-PDA
  • Print PDA – first week of going live: first day (6), first week (29), first month (107)Print PDA – first week of term: first day (36), first week (236), first month (673)
  • E-PDA usage – 8.45 uses per e-book orderedNon e-PDA usage 3.27 uses per e-book ordered
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    1. 1. Click here to order this book: A case study of print and electronic patron driven acquisitions at UCD Library Academic & Special Libraries Annual Conference & Exhibition, Thursday 27th February 2014 Eoin McCarney & Mark Tynan UCD Library
    2. 2. What we will cover • What is PDA? • Why we chose to use PDA? • How PDA worked in UCD • Which subjects spent the most money? • Print PDA versus electronic PDA • The pros and the cons of PDA
    3. 3. http://www.swets.com/sites/default/files/blog/multiple-bodicons-in-speech-bubble-crowdsourcing-120235078-converted.gif
    4. 4. Why PDA in UCD? • Research shows higher usage of PDA purchases • Many previous library purchases had low usage levels • University Librarian had previous experience of PDA in Arizona University
    5. 5. How did it work ? • National Tender & Framework agreement – 18th October 2012 • Proceeded with Ingram Coutts as supplier – 2nd April 2013 • Subject profiling – April 2013 • Live with E-PDA – 3rd May 2013 • Live with Print-PDA – 27th June 2013 • Project ended – 18th October 2013
    6. 6. E-PDA item in the catalogue – 1st click What next? Users search the catalogue and click on the item
    7. 7. E-PDA item in the catalogue – 2nd click e-Books They see this screen Passing here is one view which last 24 hours Passing here a second time triggers a seamless purchase 3 concurrent users Perpetual access
    8. 8. Print PDA items in the catalogue
    9. 9. PDA in UCD - Stats • Records Uploaded: 35,167 (Print) 19,337 (E) • Total Spend: €216,000 • Total Orders: 2,172 • E–PDA Orders placed – 1,128 • Print PDA Orders placed – 1,044 • Average price of e-PDA book: €149.84 • Average price of print-PDA book: €45.51
    10. 10. E-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only) Law 5% Education 5% GPEP 4% Business Business 14% Politics Philosophy English, Drama & Film History & Archives 5% Politics 9% Medicine & Medical Science Psychology Psychology 6% History & Archives Medicine 7% English, Drama & Film 7% Philosophy 7% Law Education GPEP
    11. 11. Print-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only) Psychology 4% Architecture 5% English, Drama & Film 10% Art History 5% English, Drama & Film Politics 7% Sociology 6% Politics History & Archives Business History & Archives 7% Law 6% Medicine & Medical Science Law Sociology Medicine 6% Business 6% Art History & Cultural Policy Architecture Psychology
    12. 12. A comparison of print PDA orders in and out of term • Print orders • 27th June - First day of launch – 6 orders • 4th July – First week of launch – 29 orders • 27th July – First month of launch – 107 orders • 9th September – First day of term – 36 orders • 16th September – First week of term – 236 orders • 9th October – First month of term – 673 orders
    13. 13. Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA E-Book Titles 9507 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 1413 2000 3.27 8.43 1000 0 Total E-PDA Usage during Pilot Period Average E-PDA Usage per Title during Pilot Period Total Non PDA E-Book Usage during Pilot Period Average Use per NonPDA E-Book Title during Pilot Period
    14. 14. Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA Print Book Titles 0.63 Firm Orders 1.04 Reading Lists 1.32 Print PDA 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4
    15. 15. Challenges of PDA in UCD • Communication and marketing • Volume & timing • Disruption to departmental workflow • Over 300 print orders not collected • ‘Flooding’ of the Catalogue • Poor quality of print MARC records • Overlap: Multiple editions of the same text
    16. 16. What worked well? • Subject profiling – Little, if any, inferior material ordered • The money got spent very quickly • Hugely popular with students and staff • Broad subject appeal • Technology very robust
    17. 17. Next steps • We will continue with PDA (E & Print) • Made slight amendments to subject profiles • Re-launch PDA in March 2014 • Reduced allocation - €100,000 • Review again at end of project
    18. 18. Thank you Eoin.McCarney@ucd.ie 01-7167575 @eoinmc73 Mark.Tynan@ucd.ie 01-7167165 @MarkTynan1
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